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CT scans not needed in mild Covid-19 cases: AIIMS chief

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 4 May 2021 ()
Cautioning that CT scans and biomarker tests were not needed in mild Covid cases, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said one CT was equivalent to 300-400 chest Xrays and could pose potential risk of cancer if the scans were overused.​
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While addressing a press conference in national capital over current situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on May 03 said there is no advantage of doing CT-Scan if people have mild COVID symptoms, Guleria also spread awareness by saying, "One CT-Scan is equivalent to 300 chest x-rays, it's very harmful." "CT-Scan and biomarkers are being misused. There is no advantage in doing CT-Scan if you have mild symptoms. One CT-Scan is equivalent to 300 chest x-rays, it's very harmful," Guleria said.

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